05/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Financial Firms Lobby To Cut Cost Of TARP Exit

WASHINGTON -- The banking industry is aggressively lobbying the Treasury Department to make it less costly for financial institutions to get out of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

The move could prove controversial for the banking industry, which is busy deflecting criticism about higher fees it is charging consumers for credit cards and other products and services.

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